Definition of 'criminal'
- someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
Synonyms: felon crook outlaw malefactor
- bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
Synonyms: condemnable deplorable reprehensible vicious
- guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"
- involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"